Coal’s Dominant Presence at IU Draws Ire of Student Group

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BLOOMINGTON, IN. A group of Indiana University students associated with the Sierra Club Wednesday launched a campaign to make the college’s Bloomington campus coal-free. WFIU’s Emily Loftis has more.

A group of Indiana University students associated with the Sierra Club today at the campus coal launched a campaign to make the college’s Bloomington campus coal-free.

The group claims IU uses 60,000 tons of coal per year.

Michael Hamburger is professor of geological sciences and co-chair for the Task Force on Campus Sustainability. He says that though IU is interested in efforts to become carbon neutral, no comprehensive scheme has been put into play…

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